30910 - Arabic Language (LM)

Course Unit Page


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Quality education

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The student knows in depth linguistic and discursive aspects of the Arabic language, in a perspective both synchronic and diachronic, even in its application to textual analysis and translation. Through practical exercises, his communication skills in all skills, active and passive, are progressing towards the C2 level of the Common European Reference Framework, which makes it able to effectively interpret the socio-linguistic and cultural codes of those involved in a relationship communicative

Course contents

The course leads the student towards an advanced use of the Arabic language and a mastery of morphological and syntactic structures. The course includes the study of contemporary texts on current cultural and social issues, addressed through in-depth analysis of the text both from a morphosyntactic point of view and with regard to semantic analysis. In the second semester the exercises will be held by prof. Amine El Afrhani. There is no additional material for non-attending students.


- LAHLALI, M. & KESSEIRI, R., 2018, Essential Skills in Arabic. From Intermediate to Advanced, Edinburgh University Press, Edinburgh

Additional recommended reading

- BADAWI, El-Saˁīd Muḥammad, & ABD AL-LATIF, M.H., 1987 (2009), ’al-Kitāb l-asāsī fī taˁlīm l-luġa l-ˁarabiyya li-ġayr-i n-nāṭiqīn bi-hā, Vol. II, Jāmiˁat d-duwal l-ˁarabiyya, ’al-Munaẓẓama l-ˁArabiyya li-t-tarbiya wa ṯ-ṯaqāfa wa l-ˁulūm, The American University in Cairo Press, Cairo.

- BALDISSERA, Eros, 2004 (2014), Il dizionario di arabo, dizionario italiano-arabo arabo-italiano, Zanichelli, Bologna

- NIˁMA, Fuˀād, 1973, Mulaḫḫaṣ qawāˁid l-luġa l-ˁarabiyya. Marğiˁ kāmil li-qawāˁid n-naḥw wa ṣ-ṣarf, ˀal-Maktab l-ˁilmī li t-taˀlīf wa t-tarğama, Cairo

- PARKINSON, Dilworth B., 2006, Using Arabic Synonyms, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

- TRAINI, Renato, 1966, Vocabolario Arabo-Italiano, Istituto per l’Oriente, Roma

- TRESSO, C.M., 2002, Il verbo arabo, Morfologia, paradigmi di coniugazione, forme base e forme derivate di verbi regolari, geminati, con radicale hamza e deboli, Hoepli, Milano

- TRESSO, C.M., 2014, Dizionario Hoepli Arabo, italiano-arabo, Hoepli, Milano

- WEHR, Hans, 1976, A Dictionary of Modern Written Arabic, edited by J Milton Cowan, third edition, Spoken Language Services, New York

Teaching methods

Methods of working on receptive skills and integrated skills are employed.

Assessment methods

The exam includes a written test and an oral test. The written test with the CEL consists of written re-elaboration and in multiple choice syntax questions relating to the analyzed texts; the oral exam with the teacher consists of a presentation in Arabic prepared by the student on the basis of the topics covered during the course. At the end of the lectures of the first semester in December 2021, students can take an oral exam that exempts them from part of the final exam.

Teaching tools

Frontal and multimedia lessons.

Office hours

See the website of Annamaria Ventura